More For Monday

Apparently, I have used this post title once before.


Because my wonderful wife and I plan to leave early tomorrow to head to Barrett-Jackson for our second day I have decided to write another post tonight in lieu of one tomorrow. First, this is not the same weather radar I posted this morning.



We are expecting snow and/or a wintry mix beginning just about as I write this and lasting for a few hours. Seems appropriate given that during our return trip from Barrett-Jackson early this afternoon we briefly received a wintry mix that included some snow.

Second, we were gobsmacked at the size of the crowd today. We never imagined the Monday of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale would be so crowded.

This post will be more car pictures and less text. Stop the cheering; I can hear it from here. 🙂

First, three pictures of two cars from Lexus, neither of which would be kicked out of my garage for leaking oil. Of course, I can’t really afford the first one.



The top car in the photo is a Lexus LFA and is a car that will be auctioned this week. I love the LFA and don’t really know why I left it out of Ultimate Garage 3.0. Of course, barring a lottery win I will never own one.

The bottom two photos are a Lexus LC convertible that was shown as part of the Lexus display in the exhibitors hall at the main entrance. If I pushed myself, I could afford one of these, but will probably never own one, either.

The next car is one seen fairly often at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, especially given only 547 were made.



This is one of two Buick GNXs offered at the auction. Once again, it is sad for me to realize that Buick once made the fastest American car, and not that long ago really, and now only sells SUVs.

I don’t think a picture will do this car justice, but here goes.



This is a 1926 Packard Phaeton. The car card read model 443, which–I think–would mean the car has an inline 8-cylinder engine. This same car was auctioned here three years ago.

OK, just one more picture and then I’ll go.



This picture doesn’t do the car justice, either. This is a 1992 Aston Martin Virage. The car cost $250,000 when new and fewer than 100 were sold in the US.

I have to admit not feeling as much enthusiasm about this event as I have in years past. Whether or not this lack of excitement is due to this being the first time we have attended any Barrett-Jackson auction not as bidders and not with VIP credentials, I can’t say.





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